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new 737 Max 8 problem #198699
06/26/2019 08:17 PM
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If your future flights are scheduled or looking at one on one of these you might want to think twice before booking. I see MIA to SXM are showing a Max8 for next spring.
https://komonews.com/news/local/new...ctABOk4oxfKL5SWr4NfyLIr37DfUXBxI4xJB7txM

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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198700
06/26/2019 08:46 PM
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They mention a microprocessor problem.
That is not trivial.
If so that could mean requalifying the box/cards/processor hardware and an operating system that goes with it.

Hopefully they can stick to a software only change.

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198703
06/26/2019 10:14 PM
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I don’t plan to fly on the 737 Max.

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198714
06/27/2019 07:56 AM
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They have 737MAX flights scheduled for this September from MIA

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AA 2219 7M8-Boeing 737MAX 8 Passenger




Last edited by boucharda; 06/27/2019 07:57 AM.
Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: boucharda] #198716
06/27/2019 08:13 AM
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I would be surprised if the planes are back in the air by then and that will then lead to more schedule changes and unhappy (former) customers.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: boucharda] #198722
06/27/2019 09:11 AM
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Is this a Max 8 designation on AA? 738-Boeing 737? We are scheduled on this plane from Miami in October. AND you can buy the flights we're on for $250 ROUNDTRIP in Main Cabin. We are just flying from Miami and have seat assignments, but I guess we'd better keep a good watch on them, as our seats may change, if the planes aren't in the air by then. And I'd be just as happy if they aren't...


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: Carol_Hill] #198725
06/27/2019 09:22 AM
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Pretty sure you are on a 737-800 which is NOT the same plane as the MAX series.

Go to SEAT GURU to see the flights and equipment

The Boeing 737 MAX is designated as "7M*' while the 737-800 is "738", with two configurations.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: ruralcarrier] #198726
06/27/2019 09:23 AM
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OK, thanks.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: Carol_Hill] #198728
06/27/2019 09:29 AM
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I would still be concerned with schedule changes, especially if the MAX 8 is not back in the air by then. They will pull planes from other routes to make schedules work but it will also inconvenience a lot of people.

Remember what I was dealt when the MAX 8 was first taken out of service. You may be ok but I would check constantly and if you have an out and another option is available, go for it.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: ruralcarrier] #198730
06/27/2019 09:32 AM
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If I was CONNECTING to Miami, I'd be a lot more worried. We fly nonstop from Miami on AA.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: Carol_Hill] #198731
06/27/2019 09:35 AM
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You may very well be ok then but I would still check on a very regular basis.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: ruralcarrier] #198732
06/27/2019 09:36 AM
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I do that anyway, as it never hurts to keep checking, even aside from this situation. So far, we've not had any issues with Miami nonstop flights.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198736
06/27/2019 10:07 AM
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I'll be booking my return flight for our May trip pretty soon along with our July round trip and will be avoiding MIA because of this equipment. Don't mind the airport but don't want the headache of having to go through seat selections for equipment changes if I can avoid it.

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198748
06/27/2019 12:43 PM
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Oh great. We just booked our flight from Toronto to SXM on Air Canada for February (at a very good price I might add), and never thought to check the plane until now.. It is a 737 Max 8!

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: KitKat] #198751
06/27/2019 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by KitKat
Oh great. We just booked our flight from Toronto to SXM on Air Canada for February (at a very good price I might add), and never thought to check the plane until now.. It is a 737 Max 8!

Hopefully it will be certified by then.

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198812
06/28/2019 11:09 AM
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The plane designation (AA 2219 7M8-Boeing 737MAX 8 Passenger) I posted for the route was taken from the AA website so it should be easy to tell if it is your aircraft or not. It is on the MIA-SXM and return flights. The onward or arriving in MIA connecting flights do not seem to be MAX8 aircraft

It's a bit strange but all of the October MIA-SXM flights are like this " AA 2219 738-Boeing 737 " which is fine but the September flights I checked are on the MAX8

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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: boucharda] #198815
06/28/2019 11:17 AM
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boucharda--As I said before, apparently only the earlier flight from Miami to SXM is scheduled for the Max 8, at least for next year. The 12:30 PM flight is the other plane.


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: boucharda] #198838
06/28/2019 03:59 PM
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September flight on max8 won't happen

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #198861
06/29/2019 07:57 AM
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That was my point. No clue why they haven't dealt with an seating/configuration issue that's only a couple of months away. (9/4/19)

Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: ruralcarrier] #202075
08/09/2019 01:20 PM
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AA notified me yesterday that they were using the Max 8 for our Nov. 17th trip out of Chicago to Miami.

Planes my not be certified by then so I called AA and changed flights/aircraft. They were very accommodating.

Yes, keep checking your flights!


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Re: new 737 Max 8 problem [Re: SXMScubaman] #202093
08/09/2019 03:10 PM
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I think we're scheduled on an A321 Mint.


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